Tag: Boy Scouts

Scouts turn back time

“Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.” So says Irish poet, W.B. Yeats. That seems to be one of the major lessons in life – nothing will ever get better unless someone puts some energy and effort into making it better. Last summer I was chatting with my […]

Shiloh vet first to canoe the Colorado

One role of a Scoutmaster is to tell short, funny stories to the kids.  Often these stories have a moral but usually, their main virtues are that they are funny and short.  They call these stories, “Scoutmaster Minutes” because the Founder of Scouting said if the adults drone […]

How to hike like a Boy Scout

Part of why we started the Roaming Parkers blog and Facebook group is because there are a lot of people who feel bogged down in a virtual rat-race and disconnected from the real, natural world – a large group of people who want to become more connected with […]

Kidnapped by aliens at Potkopinu

In South Mississippi and adjoining Louisiana, at least as far as the Roaming Parkers are concerned, hiking and camping are seasonal activities.  I guess you could call us fair-weather hikers, and 90+ degree heat, 90+ percent humidity, ticks, mosquitoes, and poison ivy do not count as fair-weather. This […]

Was it a hike or a swim!

A couple of years ago I took a group of Boy Scouts hiking at Percy Quin State Park.  We did the 8-mile Nature Trail all the way around Lake Tangipahoa and had a blast despite lots of wet crossings and bridge and boardwalk damage from Hurricane Isaac.   […]